I was strolling around Greenbelt 3 when I passed by PCX (Personal Care Exchange). I was reminded to check if they have Carmex lip balm. On the first alley I saw what I was looking for.
Alfred Woelbing invented Carmex lip balm in the USA in the early 1930s. The original lip balm comes in a jar. Carmex also comes in squeeze tubes and click sticks and in strawberry and cherry flavors.
*** Camphor alleviates pain
*** Menthol kills germs and relieves discomfort
*** Phenol gently numbs your sore lips and removes old, dead skin
beeswax, cetyl esters, flavor, fragrance, lanolin, paraffin, petrolatum, salicylic acid and theobroma cacao(cocoa) seed butter
Carmex promises three things:
---It moisturizes. ---
Carmex lip balm restores the moisture that wind and dry, cold air can suck right out of your lips. One of the moisturizing ingredients in Carmex lip balm is cocoa butter, a natural emollient.
Carmex adds natural emollients to your lips, while locking in your own body’s moisture to help protect against chapping and cracking. Lanolin, for example, is a natural substance that locks in moisture. The lanolin in Carmex is easily absorbed into the delicate skin of your lips, where it provides a temporary barrier against the drying effects of wind, heat and cold.
Menthol and phenol both have antiseptic qualities helping to speed healing by killing germs.
This is how it looks like when I opened the jar lid.
The lip balm is slightly harder than petroleum jelly and has a strong medicinal smell. It gives a cooling effect when applied. I like it because it doesn’t leave a shiny (flashy) appearance but instead makes my lips appear natural and healthy. It also stays on my lips longer than the other lip balms I used before. Usually I just apply Carmex twice a day unlike other brands which required me to reapply after two hours.
Carmex lip balm in jar is only P99.75 in PCX. It’s simple. It’s classic. It’s perfect.